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Potty training tips for girls: how to teach to wipe themselves?

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07/17/14

I really think wiping is one of those things you shouldn't rush. You may have to continue to assist them with wiping for a while until they have the coordination to wipe themselves efficiently. Right now, my daughter wipes herself when she pees. I stand and watch and make sure she does it thoroughly. If she poops though, I always wipe with a wet wipe. She has short arms, and still isn't coordinated enough to reach that far back and wipe. I don't mind doing this for her because it's more important that it gets done right rather than force her to learn as soon as possible and potentially have hygiene issues. The last thing you want is poo hangin' around your kid's butt lol.

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